- Hydropoint Data Systems Inc.21.Jun 2018
Pretty chaotic. There were major changes to upper level management. Major players were downgraded and other unknown outsiders brought in and put into leadership roles. Lots of instability and uncertainty.
Support from management
My direct manager was very supportive but I was not supported at all by his managers.
Every developer worked on different technologies so there was not much opportunity for teamwork.
Freedom to work independently
Perhaps this was a problem. I was free to work on whatever I felt was necessary but not given much direction.
Very poor communication about what the current feature development plan was. Each day there would be a new change in course due to a new perceived problem.
No problems detected here.
Attitude towards older colleagues
A senior-citizen who had been with the company from its start and had built the company's main technology was laid off. His contributions were critical to the success of the product.
There did not appear to be any career growth potential.
Office / Work Environment
Office furniture had seen its better days. Uncomfortable. The office was too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.
Most people worked an 8-hour day, 5-days per week.
After seeing a major contributor laid off for no apparent reason, I feared for my job security.
Some assignments were challenging and I was proud of the work that I did, while other work was pretty boring.
Inclusive / Diverse
No problems detected here. There were multiple different races present and all got along well together.
Suggestions for improvement
- Stop bouncing around from one fire to the next on a near daily basis. Set a clear goal and see it through to completion before changing task priorities. Communicate the plan to the developers.
What I like about the company
The technology was impressive.
What I dislike about the company
There was no clear business plan. Each day had a different critical fire to put out. Different teams were not communicating when working on the same issues (unknown to the other teams).
- CompanyHydropoint Data Systems Inc.
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former employee